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suspect it's because the owner of the discredited sites is joe norton, a former grand chief of the kahnawakes, who helped establish the gaming commission that cleared him of any wrongdoing in the scandal. the commission fined the two sites a total of $2 million, ordered them to repay the losses to players who were cheated, but absolute poker and ultimate bet are still in business. look, here you had a gaming commission. it was originally set up by joe norton. and his two companies come before the board, and they get a slap on the wrist. >> well, i don't think it's a slap on the wrist. we are comfortable in saying that through the gaming commission, they have done the investigation, saying that he didn't have a part in the cheating scandal. >> why didn't the commission suspend his license? >> well, they were afraid that if that was happened and the rug was pulled out from under them, so to speak, that the players wouldn't be paid. >> neither the gaming commission nor joe norton would talk to us, but in a statement, the companies said they were victimized by insiders and forme
commissioners, i know with vice president rachel norton, sandy -- stepped with us on the steps today for the cities to step up and support the most vulnerable high school students that are in danger of not graduating, i think about 1900 students as the chronicle stmed two days ago. but i am sensitive to supervisor campos' comments about the potential threats to the rainy day fund and imhoping with the week's continuance that we try to work on this issue. i know -- lee, one of the -- and sf usd has developed an action plan to make sure students have potential to meet a through g, csu requirements that we support as many people as we can with not only after school programs but on line and other types of supplemental support so that we maximize our support so we make sure students don't fall through the cracks and they could earn their diplomas for high school. i agree with supervisor olague that this is a issue about equity. it's about supporting not only african-american and latino high learner high school students as well and i think it's an important effort that we make a statement
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